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There is no quick fix for the Australian housing problem

There is no quick fix for the Australian housing problem

In May 2024, the Australian Government Budget made 2 major announcements to combat the housing crisis currently being faced.  

Firstly on “Growing Australia's Construction Workforce to Build More Homes”  

Where the government plans to invest 90.6 million to boost the number of skilled workers in the construction and housing sector

And Secondly “Multi-billion-dollar investment to build more homes for Australians

Where over 25 billion in new housing investments with an ambitious goal of building 1.2 million homes by the end of the decade.

Throwing money on a problem that has so historically been underinvested is going to take...


In the spirit of reconciliation Back to Basics acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.